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QUIET READING CONTEMPLATION AT THE FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in book, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2019

 

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Books are one of the great pleasures in my life. I love escaping where my mind does not turn to other thoughts, and only reading books does that for me.

So when I noticed this man quietly reading in the hustle of the Fremantle Arts Centre, just before the Sunday courtyard music session started, I could not resist to take a photo, because it reminded me of the many photos taken of me when I was a child sitting somewhere in a corner reading a book.

Reading books inspired me to travel. Reading books made me aware of other cultures and countries, and reading books gave me the confidence to leave home and move to Germany, and many years later migrate to Australia.

Reading books by so many different international writers made me believe that most people on earth are good people, and nothing I have experienced in the 70 years of my life has changed that belief.

Read! It’s good for you!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S BEST MARKET AND BEST MUSIC SESSION

 

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It is going to be a pleasant Sunday so start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College in Lefroy Road from 8am till midday, and after that make your way to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free courtyard music session from 2-4pm that features JAMILLA and FEELS.

Jamilla (WA) combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive, politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

Jamilla’s joined on this double bill by Feels (WA). Two dynamic women, one four-octave electronic marimba/xylophone, 11 different drum pads and up to six sticks hitting the triggers at any time – Feels are the boundary-pushing, award-winning duo who combine their training in classical percussion with a unique production style. They have been pioneering a whole new sound and setting the performance standard for live electronic.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open.

Roel Loopers

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FREO ARTS CENTRE COURTYARD MUSIC IS BACK

 

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‘YEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!! The first of the free Fremantle Arts Centre Courtyard Music sessions starts today from 2-4pm, so make sure to head out that way.

The highly energetic and invigorating Junkadelic Brass Band will start of the summer season so it will be a great session.

The Fremantle Arts Centre says: The Junkadelic Brass Band Junkadelic Brass Band (WA) combines a smoking hot brass section, electric bass and sassy soul vocals with hard-hitting recycled percussion to bring you an upbeat blend of street rhythms. Taking inspiration from traditional New Orleans street music, Junkadelic combines funky grooves with Latin and hip-hop flavours.

See you at the FAC. Cage, oizza bar and bar will all be open, so relax, enjoy, have fun!

FAC courtyard music is on every Sunday during the summer months.

Roel Loopers

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NATURE’S COLOURFUL ART

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

 

A bit of colour of the beautiful flowers at the Fremantle Arts Centre is the right start of the week on a lovely warm Monday.

Roel Loopers

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WINNER OF FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2019

 

Print Award

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2019 winner was announced this evening. And the winner is……….

NSW artist Rew Hanks has won this year’s FAC Print Award for his work Gone Fishing East of Faskrudfjordur.

Hanks takes home $16,000 with the work acquired for the City of Fremantle Art Collection.

NT artist Eunice Napanangka Jack was awarded second prize. Congratulations to the winners and all 56 finalists!

The exhibition is open daily until Sun 10 Nov.

Roel Loopers

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SCI-FI ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 3, 2019

 

 

There are two new exhibitions on at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so go for a wander there.

OTHER SUNS is cult sci-fi cinema and art, and focuses on the underbellies of science fiction: the hybrid, the noisy, the forbidden, and the venacular. It’s one of those left of field art shows one either likes or hates, and it left me ambivalent, but I blame the intolerance of old age for that, so decide for yourselves.

More to my liking are some old works by one of my favourite WA artists Stuart Elliott.

Roel Loopers

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GOOD WINTER SHOWS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, history, Uncategorized by freoview on June 9, 2019

 

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There are five new exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre so perfect to visit on a cold winter day.

There are shows by Trever Richards, James Angus, Dai-Rong Lee and former harbourmaster Captain George Forsyth and a show of Harbour images.

It is a shame that for conservation reasons the old photos and artworks of Fremantle harbour are in a very dark room and I did find it impossible to see much of the details, so that was very disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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DIVERSE WINTER SHOWS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 4, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre WINTER EXHIBITIONS will be opened by WA Governor Kim Beazley this Friday June 7 at 6.30pm.

It will be a diverse offering of works by Trevor Richards, James Angus and Dai-Rong Lee, with another exhibtion of paintings and photographs of Fremantle harbour, plus one of  the historic works of pilot painter Captain George Forsyth.

Sounds fascinating, so I’ll definitely be going to the FAC to view the exhibitions.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT ABORIGINAL ART REVEALED AT FAC

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on April 13, 2019

 

 

You still have three hours to get to the REVEALED Aboriginal Art Market at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

New and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, and some of the remotest communities, exhibit their work and many of them are there in person, so say g’day.

A big mob of art lovers was waiting this morning before the gates were opened and I heard that there was a massive crowd at the official opening last night as well.

It is on till 5pm today, so hurry!

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be another gorgeous Fremantle Sunday so why not start the day this morning at the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is open from 8am till noon with live music, fairies, face painting , Farmer Damian animal touch farm, fresh produce, great breakfast, coffee, lunch, organic fruit and vegies, etc.

The Growers Green is what Freo is all about!

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sundau music

 

The last of the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard sessions is on for this season with Grace Barbe, the queen of tropical rhythms. It’s free from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar are open.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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